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Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 12, 2018
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Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.

Cabinet to decide on NHI Bill in January

December 6, 2018
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Cabinet will convene a special meeting in January to discuss the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, according to government sources.

Health Ministry attacks NHI critics

November 28, 2018
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The Health Ministry has condemned those who have criticised the speed at which the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is being processed, claiming they want to “delegitimising” the process.

NHI Bill being pushed for elections?

November 27, 2018
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The Presidency and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi seem intent on pushing the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill through Parliament before next year’s election despite major unanswered questions.

Union goes to court today over ‘death trap’ building

September 21, 2018
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The Department of Health (DoH) and Public Works will go to court on Friday to fight a case laid against them by the Public Servants Association (PSA) about the beleaguered Civitas building in Tshwane.

Findings of private health inquiry to be dumped?

September 10, 2018
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There is a risk that the Health Market Inquiry’s recommendations on the private health sector will be disregarded by government as they do not align with the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, warn health activists. But are the two mutually exclusive? And what are the government’s plans? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green finds out.

NHI: It’s not just about the money

July 2, 2018
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While the public health system is desperately under-funded, money alone will not fix it. Yet this is the underlying assumption of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which serves to force the public and private health systems into a hasty marriage.